Barrie poised to sell property to marijuana producer

Politicians will discuss selling some land tonight to enable a medical marijuana plant to grow in the city.

City economic development staff has negotiated a $600,000 agreement for a 4.8-acre industrial site on Rawson Avenue.

Skytek Pharmaceuticals is proposing to invest $7 million in Barrie, partially to build a 65,000-square-foot building, which would house a production and research facility at 36 to 48 Rawson Ave.

The site is in the South Barrie Industrial Park, south of Mapleview Drive and east of Hwy. 400.

“It’s in an area we thought it would be. It’s industrial,” said Coun. John Brassard, who chairs the city’s infrastructure, investment and development services committee.

The Barrie plant would fill orders for patients with medical prescriptions and ship them via mail or courier.

“Skytek intends to employ approximately 120 people with a long-term potential of up to 450 staff,” said business development officer Peter Dyck. “The

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